APD has more clarification on Companion Service Rates Hopefully this will be the last one. They have been bouncing around like a rubber ball on this.
First the reimbursement was below Federal Minimum wage. No surprise there, APD would not be the first Florida state agency to believe it was exempt from Federal Laws.
The new and improved rates have been collapsed into one solo provider rate of $1.68 per quarter hour for serving one or two individuals. Providers serving three individuals will continue to receive $1.39 per quarter hour as they did prior to August 1. There is also an agency and geographic differential rate.